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Improving integrated pest management in horticulture


Dr Rosemary Collier is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, UK. A leading authority in integrated pest management (IPM) in horticulture, Professor Collier is Coordinator of the IPM Working Group in the European Vegetable Research Institutes Network (EUVRIN) and Chair of the UK Insecticide Resistance Action Group. Her research has concentrated on the development of IPM strategies for horticultural crops grown outdoors and their implementation by growers, with a focus on northern Europe. Professor Collier has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Veitch Memorial Medal for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.



Publication date:

15 March 2022

Length of book:

486 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786767530

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"The work not only presents the state of the art for several aspects of IPM but goes further in analysing the actual issues of efficiency and obstacles for wider application by growers…In conclusion this book is a must-have for horticultural students and scientists. It will certainly help to raise IPM application in horticulture to a higher level."(Peter Bleyaert, Chronica Horticulturae)

"The book contains some excellent detailed overviews of recent advances in IPM technology…I congratulate the editor and authors for assembling such a wide range of up-to-date IPM resources into this valuable initiative for scientists, students, agronomists and growers with an interest in horticulture." (Dr Almudena Ortiz-Urquiza, Plant Pathology)

"Improving integrated pest management in horticulture presents a comprehensive review of recent advances in knowledge and research in IPM in horticultural production…The book is easy and enjoyable to read and understand and the chapters and topics are logically arranged and presented. It will be a standard reference for graduate students preparing for careers in horticulture, IPM researchers in horticulture, crop pest management professionals, government agencies tasked with monitoring and regulating pesticide use in agriculture and manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural pesticides."(Professor Stephen N. Wegulo, Crop Protection)

"This book is an extremely important source of information on the present situation and hopefully will encourage more research to refine IPM in horticultural crops."(Professor Graham Matthews, Outlooks on Pest Management)

Pests and diseases remain a significant threat to crop yields worldwide. With concerns about the environmental impact of synthetic pesticides, there remains a need to develop more environmentally-friendly biological methods of control that can be combined synergistically within integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.

Improving integrated pest management in horticulture provides a comprehensive review of the recent developments in integrated pest management for horticultural crops. The collection builds on the wealth of research on insect and disease control in horticulture using IPM strategies in areas such as biological control and decision support systems to target techniques more effectively. The book also includes valuable case studies based on practical experience of IPM.

What others are saying...

"This new book is both timely and important for the continued development, improvement and uptake of IPM for horticultural crops. An internationally recognised team of experts have provided updated information on biocontrol, use of biopesticides and biostimulants, improved application methods, pest and disease monitoring, decision support systems, use of conservation methods developed in agroecology, breeding pest and disease resistant crops, trap crops and push pull strategies. With increasing global pressure to produce sustainable food and to achieve pest suppression using ecologically sensitive methods, this book provides not only the latest research but also practical solutions for key vegetable pests, via relevant case studies. I recommend this book to students and practitioners of IPM in horticulture."
Emeritus Prof. Nick Birch, formerly James Hutton Institute, UK

Table of contents

Part 1 Using biological agents in integrated pest management
1.Advances in biopesticides for insect control in horticulture: Travis R. Glare, Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, New Zealand; and Aimee C. McKinnon, La Trobe University, Australia;
2.Advances in bioprotectants for plant disease control in horticulture: Philippe C. Nicot, Thomas Pressecq and Marc Bardin, INRAE, Pathologie Végétale, France;
3.Advances in biostimulants as an IPM tool in horticulture: Surendra K. Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension, USA;
4.Improving application systems for bioprotectants in integrated pest management (IPM) programmes in horticulture: Clare Butler Ellis, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit Ltd, UK;

Part 2 Using decision support systems in integrated pest management
5.Advances in insect pest and disease monitoring and forecasting in horticulture: Irene Vänninen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland;
6.Advances in proximal sensors to detect crop health status in horticultural crops: Catello Pane, CREA – Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Italy;
7.Advances in decision support systems (DSSs) for integrated pest management in horticultural crops: Mark W. Ramsden, ADAS, UK; and Aoife O’Driscoll, NIAB, UK;

Part 3 Improving integrated pest management techniques and implementation
8.The use of agronomic practices in integrated pest management programmes in horticulture: Aude Alaphilippe, Claude Bussi, Marion Casagrande, Tarek Dardouri and Sylvaine Simon, INRAE UERI Gotheron, France; Pierre-Eric Lauri, INRAE UMR ABSys, France; Amélie Lefèvre, INRAE Agroecological Vegetable Systems Experimental Facility, France; and Mireille Navarrete, INRAE UR Ecodeveloppement, France;
9.Advancing conservation biological control as a component of integrated pest management of horticultural crops: Robbie D. Girling, Tom D. Breeze and Michael P. Garratt, University of Reading, UK;
10.Assessing the economics of integrated pest management for horticultural crops: Philip R. Crain and David W. Onstad, Corteva Agriscience, USA;
11.Encouraging integrated pest management uptake in horticultural crop production: Norma R. Samuel, Associate District Extension Director and Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, USA; and Oscar E. Liburd, University of Florida-Gainesville, USA;

Part 4 Case studies
12.Practical application of integrated pest management in greenhouses and protected cultivation: Bruno Gobin, Els Pauwels and Joachim Audenaert, PCS-Ornamental Plant Research, Belgium;
13.Practical applications of integrated pest management in horticultural cultivation: the cases of protected tomato and outdoor Brassica production: Richard H. Binks, FreshTec Agricultural Consultancy Limited, UK;
14.Practical application of integrated pest management to control cabbage root fly in vegetables: Louis Lippens, PCG vzw – Vegetable Research Centre Kruishoutem, Belgium; Sander Fleerakkers, PSKW vzw – Research Station for Vegetable Production Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium; Femke Temmerman, Inagro vzw, Belgium; and Annelies De Roissart, HOGENT University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Belgium;